Crisis Intervention Paraprofessional (Available Immediately)

Job Type

Full Time




441 East 148th Street
United States


An Invitation to Apply for the Position of

Crisis Intervention Paraprofessional (Available Immediately)

Girls Prep Bronx Middle School

Bronx, NY


Click Here to Apply: Crisis Intervention Paraprofessional

Overview: About Public Prep


The Public Prep Network (PPN) is a nonprofit organization that develops single-sex elementary and middle public schools that pursue excellence through continuous learning and data-driven instruction. Our model is designed to empower each student to build strong character, demonstrate critical thinking, possess a core body of knowledge and be on a predictive path to earn a degree from a four-year university.


Our network is currently comprised of three tuition-free single-sex public charter schools across five campuses and one tuition-free single-sex Pre-K. Our campuses are: Girls Prep Lower East Side Elementary, Girls Prep Lower East Side Middle School, Girls Prep Bronx Elementary School, Girls Prep Bronx Middle School, and Boys Prep Elementary School. The Pre-K program, PrePrep: the Joan Ganz Cooney Early Learning Center, is housed inside of Girls Prep Bronx Elementary School.


Public Preparatory Network/Public Preparatory Academies is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.


Why teach at the Public Preparatory Network


At Public Prep we believe that joy, warmth, and high levels of student engagement are the foundation of a school culture where students achieve academically and develop character strengths. In the words of one community member, “Every student, every family and every Girls Prep staff member plays an important part of our amazing school, a school filled with energy, personality, hardworking people and a great deal of commitment.”


We believe in order to do that, schools not only need to deliver meaningful academics through an engaging and rigorous way, but we understand the importance of incorporating arts, the sciences, community and strong core values into our program. Our goal each day is not to only stimulate the mind, but also to reach the whole child in providing a safe consistent environment to learn and grown in. Our staff believe children learn best when they gain self-confidence and purpose when a caring community of educators not only care about their academic achievements but are truly invested in them socially and emotionally. 


Public Preparatory Network/Public Preparatory Academies is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.


Joining our team at Public Preparatory Network


The Crisis Intervention Paraprofessional fulfills their commitment to our mission by playing an integral role in supporting a student identified with special needs. The paraprofessional will assist with the daily care of the student’s emotional, cognitive, and other special needs. The Crisis Intervention Paraprofessional reports to the Learning Support Coordinator.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Provide 1:1 behavioral, academic, social, and emotional support for a 7th grade student identified with an emotional disturbance          
  • Work with individual students 1:1 or in small groups of students to reinforce learning of materials or skills initially introduced and outlined by classroom teachers
  • Assist the classroom teachers in devising special strategies for reinforcing learning materials and skills based on an understanding of the individual student, her needs, interests, and abilities
  • Guiding and assisting student with class routines and in transitioning from one activity to the next
  • Performs assigned supervision of student between classes, lunch periods, recess, field trips, and all non-instructional times.
  • Maintain consistent contact with the student's family providing regular updates on student progress
  • Implement the students behavior intervention plan (BIP) and track progress accordingly
  • Collaborate with both general education and special education teachers

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A high school/general equivalency diploma
  • A qualifying score on the New York State Assessment of Teaching Assistant Skills Test  (NYSATAS) or the Liberal Arts and Sciences Test (LAST) prior to employment
  •  Completion of Child Abuse Identification and School Violence Prevention and Intervention Workshops prior to employment
  • A Teaching Assistant Level I Certificate as issued by the State Education Department.
  • Exceptional organization and planning skills
  • Superior communication skills
  • An ability to work collaboratively
  • A commitment to single-sex education
  • A strong work ethic and a sense of humor

Please be sure to attach a resume and a cover letter including examples of student work and/or data exemplifying student success. 

Click Here to Apply: Crisis Intervention Paraprofessional

Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

2-year degree